New Exec Director at RCGA?

Talk is the RCGA will announce its new executive director to the organization’s staff Tuesday morning. Most recent speculation has the position being filled by a Canadian currently working in the U.S. for a large golf organization. We’ll see….

Update: The announcement will be made Wednesday at 11 am.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Rumour has it that it is ex-pat John Kawaja currently working for Adidas-TaylorMade HQ in California.

  • Just want you guys to know that you are both wrong. No surprise in that. It just demonstrates how inaccurate reporting is. It drives me crazy when stuff is printed and is wrong. News is often little more than speculation, as you say. You hear junk and you print it. No verification, no substantiation, no checking of facts.

    The new ED is a Canadian, currently living and working in Canada.

  • In the Know — I think the word “speculation” should help alleviate your concerns. No one said for certain who this guy was — and I don’t think anyone “reported” anything.

  • Scott Simmons named new executive director of Royal Canadian Golf Association
    OAKVILLE, Ont. (CP) – Scott Simmons is the new executive director of the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

    He takes over from Stephen Ross, who was fired in March after 18 years in charge.

    “This is the proudest day in my professional career,” Simmons said at a news conference Wednesday. “I along with millions of Canadians hold a unifying passion for our great game. I am serious about making progressive steps for golf in Canada. ”

    Simmons most recently worked as a vice-president for Lakeport Brewing LP.

    His top priority will be finding a new title sponsor for the Canadian Open.

    That tournament will be played later this month without a main sponsor for the second straight year.

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